Sydney : Museum of Contemporary Art, 2003. Small quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 184, illustrated throughout, a fine copy in mint condition. Scarce. ‘Take a Bowery: The Art and (larger than) Life of Leigh Bowery examined the extraordinary contribution to performance, fashion design and visual culture of the late Australian-born, London-based performance artist, Leigh Bowery. Incorporating …
ELLIS, Rennie (1940 - 2003)
Melbourne : Hardie Grant Books and the State Library of Victoria, 2014. Quarto, diecut boards, pp. 251, illustrated. Decadent: 1980-2000 is a photography book showcasing Rennie Ellis’ contribution to photography and social history. With an introduction by photographer and Rennie contemporary William Yang and an essay by photographer and art critic Robert McFarlane, Decadent highlights …
CHUMAS, Jo (1964- )
Melbourne : 8dpress, 1994. Edition limited to 500 copies. Small octavo, publisher’s stiff wrappers, 63 pp, a fine copy. The first published book by Jo Chumas, a Scottish-based British novelist, published in Melbourne (Australia) by Mina Millar’s 8dpress (now based in Fife, Scotland). Copies are recorded in six Australian collections (Monash; NLA; SLNSW; SLV; UoM; …
ADAIR, Bethenia A. Owens, M.D.
Salem, Oregon : Statesman Publishing Co., Christmas, 1922. Octavo (200 mm), illustrated wrappers (mild sunning at edges), 64 pp, internally clean and sound; a very good copy. Scarce publication devoted to the life and work of Bethenia A. Owens-Adair (1840-1926) was a feminist and social reformer. She was the first female physician in America’s Pacific …
A letter to the Richmond, Virginia Times-Dispatch, Dec. 11, 1909. Richmond, VA : Equal Suffrage League of Virginia, [1910?]. Duodecimo (150 mm), printed card wrappers with original owner’s inscription to front ‘Sarah H. Emerson’, staple bound, 16 pp; a very good copy. Unrecorded in Australian collections (Trove locates only microform versions at three libraries)
Silver gelatin photograph, in postcard format (137 x 85 mm), the front inscribed in ink ‘For Joe / Sincerely yours, Bert Errol / 1928’ written across a profile portrait of Bert Errol in drag as a flapper; wet stamp of the photographer, Lewis at lower right; in very good conditions (a few light marks to …
[Chicago? : s.n., circa 1965]. Octavo, illustrated self-wrappers, pp. 14, illustrated in black and white, light central crease. A rare early American vinyl and latex catalogue with a variety of products designed for fetishist sexplay. Includes latex bikinis, bloomers, custom made ladies dress suits, exercise suits, panties, gloves, aprons, raincapes, slacks, bras, boots, and other latexwear. …
Melbourne : Macmillan, 1988. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 208, photographically illustrated. An illustrated study on sexuality expressed through clothing, appearance, sign and symbol, lingerie, body language etc. Includes material on bondage and fetishism.
London : V & A Publishing, 2010. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 224, illustrated. From camisoles to corsets, basques to boudoir caps and girdles to garters, Underwear: Fashion in Detail gets up close to some of the most intimate items in the V&A. The book traces the evolution of underwear, from rare examples dating from …
New Haven and London : Yale University Press, 2001. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (short tear and crease), illustrated endpapers, pp. 200, illustrated. An academic monograph on the cultural history of the corset.
YANG, William (1943 - )
Brisbane : Andrew Baker Art Dealer, 2009. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. , illustrated. Essay by Jacqueline Lo. Fine copy. ‘Born a third–generation Chinese Australian, Yang grew up in Dimbulah on the Atherton Tableland and describes his upbringing as one in which his Chinese ethnicity ‘was suppressed and unacknowledged’. He met a Chinese teacher who encouraged him to …
[Los Angeles : Athletic Model Guild], 1963. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 66, illustrated throughout in colour and black and white with photographs of near fully nude young men in various poses to display their youthful physique. The first issue of one of Bob Mizer’s ‘beefcake’ magazines, which published images of athletic and attractive young men …
MAJOR DRAPKIN & CO.
London, U.K. : Major Drapkin & Co., Branch of United Kingdom Tobacco Co. (1929), Ltd., [circa 1930]. Trade card, 52 x 76 mm, recto with colour illustration of the idealised ‘Australian girl’, verso with the following description of her: ‘The Australian girl is usually tall, straight-limbed, and athletic. One of her outstanding characteristics is her …
Translated from the Danish by Louis Mackay. With photos by Andreas. London : The Gay Men’s Press, 1983. Second impression, 1987. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 62, photographically illustrated. The first English-language children’s book to discuss male homosexuality, highly influential in public debate over the discussion of homosexuality in public schools. First published in Danish under …
London : Martin Secker and Warburg, 1992. First English Edition. Quarto, metal boards (light scratch marks), spiral bound, title blindstamped to front board, decoration die-stamped to back board, lacking the CD and foil wrapper, illustrated with sexually explicit photographs. A scarce copy of Madonna’s Sex.
YANG, William (1943 - )
Brisbane : Andrew Baker Art Dealer, 2014. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 40, illustrated. Printed in an edition of 500 copies. Fine copy. ‘Born a third–generation Chinese Australian, Yang grew up in Dimbulah on the Atherton Tableland and describes his upbringing as one in which his Chinese ethnicity ‘was suppressed and unacknowledged’. ‘ – Cairns Art Gallery …